The Tradition Continues


The Tradition Continues

A studio favorite since its inception, DELVsgiving began as a way to connect us–to one another and to our community. Three years ago, we flipped the traditional ‘corporate charitable giving model (a big check from the formal entity) and instead handed each DELVer check to deliver to the cause of their choosing. That is, with one, single stipulation: come back and tell the entire team why they were compelled and how we could jump in to help. 

Doing this really aligns with one of our core values–“see the field.” We are not just individuals operating in our own bubbles. Our impact has a ripple effect far beyond ourselves.” 

Cara Weber, DELV Partner

As you might imagine, in a (dare we say unprecedented) year like 2020, we were even more eager to continue the tradition. Earlier this week, we gathered around our virtual table to share what these charities meant to us. Some were right here in our own backyards, while others on an entirely different continent. Some like Rise Up Woman International, PACE, and Project Lia were recently started by neighbors and friends, while others have been long-established. No matter their origin, each person was able to explain the history, mission, and most importantly–why it mattered to them. 

And so it doesn’t stop with one lunch once a year, we want to share with you, too.  To learn more about each organization, click on the logos below.

I grew up making and delivering meals with my mom to the low-income students she worked with. Nutrition is so vital to their success and this year with school shut-downs, even more kids are in need.”  Madeline J.

Our mission at Coburn Place is to empower people impacted by interpersonal abuse. Our vision is of a world where every adult and child may live free from interpersonal abuse, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources.


Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center is a thriving community resource for our neighbors in southwest Indianapolis. Mary Rigg supports adults, youth, and families seeking help, hope, and better opportunities.


After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.


The Indiana Donor Network Foundation proactively raises funds to support Indiana Donor Network’s efforts to increase organ and tissue donation in Indiana and throughout the Midwest, as well as to support donor families as they journey through the grieving process.


Building long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. ELEVATE Indianapolis is an innovative initiative privately funded primarily by the Central Indiana business community to positively change the lives of our urban kids, reduce generational poverty, enhance the city’s workforce and prepare the next generation of leaders

“Neighborhood restaurants are 3rd places to me and play an essential role in our culture. I wanted to help support the hospitality workers that have been devastated by the pandemic.”  Sam V.

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can. We work to understand the challenges native to an area’s particular population, build local programs to offer relief and growth, and then work to optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.


We exist to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. Gleaners is a vital link between available food and those who need it most.  We have developed efficient, reliable methods for handling a tremendous volume of donated food, as well as the fresh produce we purchase to ensure those we serve have access to a variety of healthy, nutritious food. 


We’re taking responsibility for Indiana and ensuring it becomes carbon neutral as soon as possible. We help households, businesses, and academic institutions become carbon neutral. Along the way, we are igniting a leadership movement and reinvigorating public service.


Rise Up Woman International dreams of a day where all women and girls have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Unfortunately, in many places, women and girls face overwhelming obstacles, including discrimination, inequality, injustice, and violence. We collaborate with local organizations and community leaders to provide opportunities to encourage, equip, and empower women with a renewed sense of hope, confidence, and courage to bring about positive change in their lives and the lives of others. 


“My neighbor started Project Lia and it was cool to see how she is using her design background to help women coming out of the prison system.”  Austin Z.

Wheeler Mission helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion.


The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.


“Last year I was heartbroken when I learned my friend, struggling with mental illness and re-establishing himself after imprisonment, decided to take his own life. PACE works to intervene and support others like him.”  Joel Y.